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Michelle Obama creates buzz in rare visit to Nashville

First lady Michelle Obama visits Nashville on Tuesday to raise money for her husband’s re-election bid as the featured guest at a fundraising luncheon at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, a downtown office tower.


  1. The Tennessean is capturing articles, photos, and social media postings about Obama's Nashville visit in this Storify. Click any link to read and see more.
  2. In the days leading to her visit, Michelle Obama had been busy with campaign and talk show appearances. She was in San Francisco in late March and planned to go straight from Nashville to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
  3. Just before arriving, the biggest story surrounding the first lady was a photo that resurfaced from her prom in 1982.
  4. In the day before the first lady's arrival, The Tennessean spoke with an excited 92-year-old civil rights activist who planned to attend the lunch talk.
  5. On Twitter and Facebook, Nashvillians shared excitement about the visit.
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  7. And their jokes.
  8. First Lady spottings began to accumulate before 11 a.m.